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Posted by Pieter van der Merwe on Thursday 15th of March 2018 19:09
Trying again...1753 for the Hughes/PETERS marriage!
Posted by Pieter van der Merwe on Thursday 15th of March 2018 19:07
1753 of course for the Hughes/ Ball marriage: in haste...
Posted by Pieter van der Merwe on Thursday 15th of March 2018 19:05
The maiden name of Ruth, later Lady Hughes (1731-1800) is not known. Her first husband's name was (possibly William, or William John) Ball: their sons were (Captain) Henry Ball and David (as above). It was Henry who married Jane Gould Morgan (1759-1846), in 1782, by whom she had a daughter Mary still alive in 1800, since mentioned in Lady Hughes's will. Following the death of Henry in 1792 Jane remarried in London to Samuel Homfray of Merthyr Tydfil and Pennydarren Place, Glamorgan, coal and iron master. It is not yet clear when Ruth Ball's first husband died, or if she married Edward Hughes in 1765 or 1772. If she did so in 1765 her name was then Wheeler (i.e. she had an intervening husband, but no such marriage has been found). Hughes was himself a widower. He first married in 1853 to Anne Peters (nee Jacob) widow of Dr Charles Peters (d. 1746, see ODNB) but she died in childbirth in 1755, the year before he returned to sea after five and a half years on half pay.